Off-Broadway Review

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    Vigil

    The plot of this two-hander screams "sentimental weepy," but excellent direction and deeply felt performances by Malcolm Gets and Helen Stenborg make it funny and moving.

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    Summer Shorts 5: Series B

    Series B must unfortunately refer to the caliber of the second cycle of the Festival of New American Plays. The actors make a valiant effort, but the drama is subpar.

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    Outside People

    Zayd Dohrn's new play about an American man falling in love with a Chinese woman explores intriguing themes such as foreignness and isolation, but it ultimately devolves into a soap opera.

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    Interviewing the Audience

    Employing Spalding Gray's basic template, Zach Helm uses the recollections and observations of audience members to create a rewarding and memorable experience.

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    Stifters Dinge

    Difficult to categorize but a privilege to absorb, the show is Shelley meets Beckett meets Rauschenberg, and it's all new again.

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    Nightingale

    Thanks to the tremendous specificity and detail of Redgrave's writing and acting, "Nightingale" is a haunting elegy and a moving act of love.

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    Our House

    "Television is stupid." Well, duh! That seems to be the big message of "Our House," Theresa Rebeck's slipshod satire on modern media.

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    Personal Enemy

    John Osborne and Anthony Creighton's lost play is unquestionably fascinating as a historical artifact. Unfortunately, it plays like an episode of "The Donna Reed Show" on crack.

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    Triangle

    This joint effort of a playwright and a historian about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is both sketchy in its history and lacking in dramatic tension.

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    The Habit of Art

    The National Theatre concludes its pilot season of broadcasts to movie theaters with a hilarious, bracing, and multileveled rumination on the creative process.